UK Export Finance (UKEF) has appointed Gordon Welsh as its head of business group, leading the department’s underwriting, product development, and new business.
Gordon came from an extensive career in banking in the UK and USA to join UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency (ECA), in 1998. He has undertaken a variety of roles with the department. Most recently, he led UKEF’s aerospace business.
Louis Taylor, UKEF’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Gordon to the role, saying: “I am very pleased to announce Gordon’s appointment. With his expertise and pioneering approach to export finance he will be able to energise the department to deliver even more comprehensive and innovative support for exports and exporters.”
Gordon Welsh said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead UKEF’s underwriting, product and business development teams at an important time for the government’s export strategy. By being agile and adaptable, and working ever more closely with exporters and banks, we can help UK exporters win contracts in a competitive global marketplace.”